Label: Play It Again Sam [PIAS] - 499.2086.020,Stones Throw Records - none • Format: CD Album, Promo Cardboard Sleeve • Country: Belgium • Genre: Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz • Style: Future Jazz, Downtempo
Without intending to release them together as an album, Madlib and his enigmatic "band" recorded a series of Stevie Wonder covers between A pair of the songs, "Rocket Love" and "I Am Singing," showed up on a promotional 7" released alongside the Angles Without Edges album toward the end of The rest of the recordings sat in the can until the following May, when Stones Throw gathered them up, printed 1, copies, and released the bulk of the CDs as promotional-only items in Japan while planning a later, proper release for the United States.
Some of the copies, however, found their way into domestic circulation and, while the album is not as stunning as the official debut by Yesterday's New Quintetit is well worth tracking down, as it basks in the summer glow of Wonder 's prime-era '70s back catalog from Music of My Mind through Hotter Than Julyradically retools it right down to its "remixed" coverand arrives at something only a fraction less impressive than the source material. Aside from the drum tracks, which come from samples, Stevie, Vol.
And electric ones, at that. Most of the melodies survive essentially intact, and the music retains the mellow vibe and soulful, romantic cool of Wonder 's songs. But when mixed with the drum machine tracks heavy on bossa nova-tinged rim taps and smooth, pocket-locked hip-hop grooveschopped up, Prelude - Yesterdays New Quintet - Stevie then pieced back together into abstract collages, the YNQ versions entirely recast Prelude - Yesterdays New Quintet - Stevie originals in a way that is much closer to the spirit of jazz than Motown.
There are stretches when the music threatens to devolve into a funkier type of Muzak particularly on a noodly, after-hours "Superstition". That it never actually does is a testament Watt Nu - Stoppok - Ärger (Du Kannst Mich) the Madlib vision.
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Track Listing. Stevie Wonder. Yesterdays New Quintet. Interlude One. Rocket Love, Pt. You've Got It Bad Girl. Interlude Two. Send One Your Love. Too High. I Am Singing. Interlude Three. Golden Lady. Creepin', Pts. Prelude Stevie Wonder. Superstition Stevie Wonder. Visions Stevie Wonder. Interlude One Stevie Wonder. Interlude Two Stevie Wonder. Too High Stevie Wonder. I Am Singing Stevie Wonder.
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